Sandra Bullock paid a touching tribute to her late partner Bryan Randall on his birthday by scattering his ashes in Wyoming, a place that meant a lot to both of them. The Oscar-winning actress was joined by her sister Gesine Bullock-Prado, who shared a video of the emotional moment on Instagram on Dec. 30.
“Happy birthday, Bry,” Gesine captioned the clip, which showed the river where they released Randall’s remains. “Sandy brought you to the river, just as she promised.”
Randall, a photographer and former model, died on Aug. 5 at age 57 after a three-year battle with ALS, the neurogenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He and Sandra Bullock had been dating since 2015, when he was hired to photograph her son Louis’ fifth birthday. Sandra Bullock also has a daughter, Laila, whom she adopted in 2015.
Randall kept his diagnosis private and was cared for by his family and Bullock, who stood by his side until the end. “Bryan chose early to keep his journey with ALS private,” his family said in a statement to People after his death. “We are immensely grateful to the tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours.”
Wyoming’s Significance for Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall
Wyoming was a special place for Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall, as it was where Bullock’s mother, Helga Meyer, was buried and where Bullock stayed during the adoptions of her children. Bullock credited her mother for bringing her Louis and Laila, and said that Randall was “the example” she wanted for them.
“He was so happy, but he was scared. I’m a bulldozer. My life was already on the track and here’s this beautiful human being who doesn’t want anything to do with my life, but [is] the right human being to be there,” Bullock said of Randall in a 2021 interview on Red Table Talk. “He’s the example I would want my children to have.”